New – AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform

AWS Control Tower makes it easier to set up and manage a secure, multi-account AWS environment. AWS Control Tower uses AWS Organizations to create what is called a landing zone, bringing ongoing account management and governance based on our experience working with thousands of customers. If you use AWS CloudFormation to manage your infrastructure as Read more about New – AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform[…]

New for AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry – Tracing Support is Now Generally Available

Last year before re:Invent, we introduced the public preview of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, a secure distribution of the OpenTelemetry project supported by AWS. OpenTelemetry provides tools, APIs, and SDKs to instrument, generate, collect, and export telemetry data to better understand the behavior and the performance of your applications. Yesterday, upstream OpenTelemetry announced tracing stability Read more about New for AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry – Tracing Support is Now Generally Available[…]

Amazon Managed Grafana Is Now Generally Available with Many New Features

In December, we introduced the preview of Amazon Managed Grafana, a fully managed service developed in collaboration with Grafana Labs that makes it easy to use the open-source and the enterprise versions of Grafana to visualize and analyze your data from multiple sources. With Amazon Managed Grafana, you can analyze your metrics, logs, and traces Read more about Amazon Managed Grafana Is Now Generally Available with Many New Features[…]

New for AWS CloudFormation – Quickly Retry Stack Operations from the Point of Failure

One of the great advantages of cloud computing is that you have access to programmable infrastructure. This allows you to manage your infrastructure as code and apply the same practices of application code development to infrastructure provisioning. AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision Read more about New for AWS CloudFormation – Quickly Retry Stack Operations from the Point of Failure[…]

Resolve IT Incidents Faster with Incident Manager, a New Capability of AWS Systems Manager

IT engineers pride themselves on the skill and care they put into building applications and infrastructure. However, as much as we all hate to admit it, there is no such thing as 100% uptime. Everything will fail at some point, often at the worst possible time, leading to many a ruined evening, birthday party, or Read more about Resolve IT Incidents Faster with Incident Manager, a New Capability of AWS Systems Manager[…]

CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time

When we launched Amazon CloudWatch back in 2009 (New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch), it tracked performance metrics (CPU load, Disk I/O, and network I/O) for EC2 instances, rolled them up at one-minute intervals, and stored them for two weeks. At that time it was used to monitor Read more about CloudWatch Metric Streams – Send AWS Metrics to Partners and to Your Apps in Real Time[…]

Announcing Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (in Preview)

Today, in partnership with Grafana Labs, we are excited to announce in preview, Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG), a fully managed service that makes it easy to create on-demand, scalable, and secure Grafana workspaces to visualize and analyze your data from multiple sources. If you’d like to read more about this exciting partnership, check Read more about Announcing Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (in Preview)[…]

Join the Preview – Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)

Observability is an essential aspect of running cloud infrastructure at scale. You need to know that your resources are healthy and performing as expected, and that your system is delivering the desired level of performance to your customers. A lot of challenges arise when monitoring container-based applications. First, because container resources are transient and there Read more about Join the Preview – Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP)[…]

AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK

Cloud applications are built using multiple components, such as virtual servers, containers, serverless functions, storage buckets, and databases. Being able to provision and configure these resources in a safe, repeatable way is incredibly important to automate your processes and let you focus on the unique parts of your implementation. With the AWS Cloud Development Kit, Read more about AWS Solutions Constructs – A Library of Architecture Patterns for the AWS CDK[…]

Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights

Inspecting multiple log groups and log streams can make it more difficult and time consuming to analyze and diagnose the impact of an issue in real time. What customers are affected? How badly? Are some affected more than others, or are outliers? Perhaps you performed deployment of an update using a staged rollout strategy and Read more about Simplified Time-Series Analysis with Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights[…]